Arunachal Pradesh: Contacts of Covid Positive Health Staff under strict quarantine

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NET News Desk

The East Siang district administration, during an interaction with local media today, informed that in view of the two frontline workers who have been tested COVID positive from the district each from a quarantine facility and COVID Care Centre, intense contact tracing was carried out in which 66 contacts -16 primary and 43 secondary contacts have been put under home quarantine and observation.

48 samples of close contacts have been taken today from them and the results are awaited. As such 144 CrPC was invoked in Pasighat and periphery areas to ensure effective contact tracing and to prevent community spread. DC Kinny Singh urged the people to cooperate and to maintain all guidelines to fight Covid-19 with discipline.

Outlining the measures taken by the East Siang DA, Dr Singh said all close contacts of COVID positives have been segregated and put under quarantine. “Further, the course of action will depend upon the results of 48 samples taken today. Remaining samples are being taken and contact tracing is further on,” she said.
Medically Certified PPEs for the safety of frontline workers have been provided. So far, more than 770 PPE, over 4000 N95 Face masks and 2000 surgical gloves have been issued to the frontline workers. Doctors and health workers working in COVID Care Centre have been put in two separate quarantine facilities and District COVID hospital.

Also to contain the spread of the virus, the staff who were working in the Quarantine Centre, where the first positive cases were detected have also been quarantined.

Further, the DC also mentioned that earlier three returnees from Punjab had turned mild symptomatic on 5th June and were admitted in COVID Care Centre (suspect section) at GNM building. They were segregated from asymptomatic returnees and were shifted to the suspected section of CCC for further case management and treatment while their results were still awaited. As the results treated positive, the returnees were shifted to the dedicated COVID hospital and their close contacts were segregated and sampled. This led to the finding of the positive cases of the two health workers while all other close contacts were found negative.

All medical health staff and sanitation staff, including lab technicians working in District COVID Hospital at NEIFM (Ayush) building and COVID Care Centre (CCC), have been put into separate buildings and transported in special vehicles to prevent further spread.

It is also reported that till now all nine COVID positive patients are asymptomatic and stable and are being closely monitored by the health official team.

District Medical officer has been ordered to conduct a fresh medical exam of all frontline workers and issuance of prophylactic upon the assessment of co- morbidities to prevent any side effect.


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